Multi-drug resistant E. coli strains were found in healthy women showing no symptoms of urinary tract infections. This led researchers to reevaluate the clinical significance of bacteria in urine without symptoms and the possibility of pandemic strains.
A retrospective study found neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio levels taken within 24 hours after admission from patients infected with avian influenza virus (AIV)-H7N9 were higher in non-survivors than survivors. This result may play a valuable role in predicting in-hospital fatality of patients with avian influenza infection.
Malaria resistance has been found to have spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Using genomic surveillance, researchers detected descendants of one multi-drug resistant malaria strain replacing local parasite populations in multiple countries.
Using an algorithm for the first interaction between an immune system and a new bacterium, researchers may be able to predict the onset of diseases like tuberculosis (TB).
The Indian government has banned the use of “last hope” antibiotics on farms. This article chronicles the events leading up the ban, as well as their own investigative story into Indian farms that revealed the wide use of these antibiotics to fatten livestock.
New cases of polio, present in multiple countries, hampers the global eradication effort. Two novel vaccines are on the horizon, utilizing genetic engineering to reduce the potential for reversion in live oral vaccines and to increase efficacy in an inactivated vaccine.
A new study proposes a genome assembly technique utilizing sparse hierarchical minimizers (SHIMMER) that may increase the speed at which a de novo human genome may be assembled.
A new study suggests that cutting the duration of a course in therapy to 7 days instead of 14 days and to increasing the dosage in that time period will improve patient participation to full term in anti-relapse therapy for malaria.
Health officials in Grayson County, Kentucky are reporting a recent increase in cases of the tickborne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The county has received 26 cases of RMSF since July 7, 2019.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Bulgaria reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Balkan country.